Category Archives: Immigration

Converge! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS – SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO converge@law.miami.edu DUE DATE: Friday, October 18, 2013 (may be extended) For more conference information see http://www.law.miami.edu/academics/converge/ CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence, will bring together survivors, activists, and … Continue reading

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Persad on “What Marriage Law Can Learn from Citizenship Law (and Vice Versa)”

Govind Persad (Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania; PhD Candidate, Philosophy, Stanford University) has posted to SSRN What Marriage Law Can Learn from Citizenship Law (and Vice Versa).  Here is the abstract: Citizenship and marriage are legal statuses that generate numerous … Continue reading

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Persecution Complex: 3rd Circuit Finds Village Head’s Threat of Marriage or Incarceration Was Not Persecution

Substantial evidence supports the BIA’s decision. While Zhang contends that she was persecuted when the village chief attempted to coerce her into marrying his son, and that she suffered this persecution on account of her membership in a particular social … Continue reading

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Introducing the Pace Community Law Practice

The Pace Law Community Practice (PCLP) is one of the first legal services office of its kind in the country. It is a legal residency program that hires Pace Law graduates as Fellows who represent low and moderate income community … Continue reading

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Brown Girl in the Ring (Show Me Your Motion, Not Your Papers)

Brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la There’s a brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la la la Brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la She looks like a sugar in … Continue reading

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Immigration Judge Adjourns Deportation Proceeding of Bi-National Lesbian Couple Pending DOMA Litigation

In what appears to be the first such action of its type, an Immigration Judge in Manhattan has adjourned deportation proceedings for the Argentine lesbian spouse of an American citizen to allow the couple to proceed with their application to … Continue reading

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New Documentary on Women, War, Family and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Women Make Movies is distributing a new documentary film by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel.  Here is the description of “Pushing the Elephant“: In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost her family and home to the violence that engulfed the … Continue reading

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Where are the Immigrant Women on International Women’s Day?

They are most likely working, looking for better opportunities and sending money home to the family members that have stayed behind. The number of male and female migrants has increased as has the proportion of women (from 47% in 1960 … Continue reading

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DOMA and Binational Couples

Among the many issues raised by the decision yesterday by the Obama administration to stop defending Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are those related to the immigration consequences for binational LGBT couples. Does this mean that DHS … Continue reading

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Record Number of LGBT Asylum Victories, Most from Jamaica

Immigration Equality, a national organization that helps obtain asylum for individuals persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV-status, announced today that its legal and pro bono teams won a record 101 cases in … Continue reading

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In the Supreme Court Today: Sex Discrimination in Passing Your Citizenship On to Your Children

In the Supreme Court this morning, the Obama administration is defending discrimination in the law of U.S. citizenship on the grounds that other countries do it too. When a non-marital child is born outside the United States and has one … Continue reading

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Robson Op-Ed: “Answers Found in the 10th Amendment”

On July 30, 2010, the LA Times published this op-ed by Feminist Law Prof Ruthann Robson (CUNY): Answers Found in the 10th Amendment The words of the Constitution do not change whether they are being applied to immigration or same-sex … Continue reading

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Is there a gendered difference in how long it takes someone to become a “real” citizen?

That’s not exactly the question in Flores-Villar v. United States, a case in which the Court granted cert. today.   But the case does involve a statute which provided a gender differential for unmarried mothers and unmarried fathers regarding the … Continue reading

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“Criminologist helped get sex slave out of prison”

From this article: … [Maria] Suarez’s horrifying experience : imprisoned from the age of 16 for five years in the home of a 67-year-old Azusa man who repeatedly raped her : reveals how she slipped through several cracks. It also … Continue reading

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When the System Separates Immigrant Women from their Children

What if I told you that you could permanently lose custody of your child because you are undocumented?  Or because you do not understand English?  Or because you are unable to communicate with the child welfare system and family court … Continue reading

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Pruitt on Latina/os, Locality, and the Law in the Rural South

Feminist Law Prof Lisa Pruitt (UC Davis) has published her essay Latina/os, Locality, and Law in the Rural South,  at 12 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 135-169 (2009).  Here is the abstract: In this era of municipal anti-immigrant ordinances and federal-local … Continue reading

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